Friday, November 16, 2012

SU Stars November Blog Hop

Welcome to stop # 6 of our November hop which has the theme of Gratitude! I'm glad you could join us!  We are a small, but mighty group and I hope you've enjoyed the hop--you should be arriving here from Creative Designs By Jackie. Wasn't her card beautiful?
I'm the last stop so I'll send you back to the beginning of the hop if you started somewhere in the middle!

When my sister, who loves the craft of writing, was here last year at Thanksgiving she wanted to create a Gratitude Book, but ran out of time.  Obviously, I ran out of time also since it's taken almost a full year to get this project done.  I used a retired SU spiral bound notebook of blank pages, scraps of the beautiful Orchard Harvest dsp, a leftover piece of my core'dination paper that was a punched out piece from the birthday card I made my daughter earlier this week, and the Day of Gratitude stamp set and a lot of ribbon!  Sorry for the was a late night picture!  =-)

My other project is actually a card that I made for a swap last year.  Unfortunately the swap never was distributed and I don't think I ever posted this (maybe I was too disappointed since it was one of my first swaps).  Anyway, here's my pumpkin card that I made with the ovals from the now retired scalloped oval bigz die and a circle cut with the now retired circle cutter.  This is actually my practice card, but I still like it!  It's made to fit in a regular envelope.  Notice I used the same sentiment last year as this year---there's a lot of truth held in these words!

Now head to Michele Tinsley's blog, Paper, Glitter and Embellies- Oh My! and check out her wonderful project!  

Here's wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!   Dawn


Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Ooooh, love all the colors and how they work together on the book cover!

Krafting Karen said...

love that pumpkin! Book cover is great!

Denise Foor said...

Love the idea of a gratitude journal and your design is very pretty! I can think of so many things I'm thankful for....guess I need to make one of those....thanks for inspiring me

Jackie Watson said...

I love your sister and your idea of a Gratitude book. What a lovely gift, and the colors are awesome. Your pumpkin is adorable.

Janice said...

Great projects Dawn, pumpkin card is so cute.